This was an experiment to make a basket from raffia craft ribbon. It turned out that the ribbon would make a good beach bag but was not firm enough for a basket.
The width on the widest edge is 43cm (circumference is 86cm). The width at the bottom is 25cm.
I used 3 x 30 metres of craft ribbon plus 1 x 25 metres of silver raffia parcel tie which was a bit narrower than the other ribbon.
I guess to make a beach bag of a decent size then probably 2 to 3 more skeins of ribbon would be needed. For this task I used a 8mm crochet hook.
I lined the basket and use it now as a knitting basket.